Building Skills for Working in Teams: Igniting Passion & Activating Potential in Teams

Course Code: MN09

Course Objective

  • Identify individual work styles differences and how to use them to develop your team
  • Apply the modern principles of time and activity management and manage self and team by them
  • Draw-up a comprehensive Team Purpose Analysis and objective set for the team’s foundation
  • Use creative techniques to push the boundaries of team problem-solving and decision-making
  • Apply modern motivation techniques to get the best out of team members
  • Use communication techniques that help minimize “noise in the team system”
  • Influence team members to embrace change and use it as a powerful, positive force

 

Target Audience

This course will mainly benefit to purchasing managers, senior buyers, project managers, civil engineers, construction managers, contractors, sub-contractors, site engineers, senior management, and government agencies, architects, construction professionals, and anyone responsible for purchasing at a senior level who seeks to enhance their skills further.

 

Course Outline

DAY 1

Starting From Within – You, The Team Leader

  • Know yourself and your role as a team leader – you strengths and style preferences
  • Set personal goals to guide your outputs
  • Priorities your time and tasks effectively and train your team to do the same
  • The power of role modelling and “Managing by Walking Around”
  • Examine and challenge the impact of your belief system and limiting beliefs

Building Team Foundations

  • Learn from what high performing teams do
  • Establish a stretching team purpose – developing a Team Purpose Analysis – TPA
  • Map out stakeholders and their needs

DAY 2

Establishing Team Environment, Membership and Roles

  • Build an energetic team environment
  • Establish team roles – what’s missing in your team, what’s duplicated?
  • Apply team development stages knowledge to inform your leadership interventions
  • Identify and share individual’s social and work style preferences

DAY 3

Building Outstanding Team Productivity, Progress and Learning

  • Deploy the lessons of motivational theory in managing the team
  • Influence and persuade stakeholders and partners
  • Help the team cope with change and be resilient
  • Develop a systems thinking perspective for continuous team improvement
  • Conduct team “After Action” reviews and follow up actions and achievements
  • Apply methods to celebrate team progress and successes

DAY 4

Building Frictionless Team Communications

  • Improve and enhance individual and team communication skills – listening, questioning, clarifying and summarizing skills
  • Identify and develop strategies to overcome barriers to communications
  • Use Appreciative Inquiry to develop positive approaches to team issues
  • Give corrective and positive feedback that motivates
  • Design and conduct productive team meetings
  • Deploy the RACI approach to work allocation and reporting

DAY 5

Dealing with Team Conflicts and Using Them to Improve Team Performance

  • Identify and resolve common team problems
  • Using the Thomas-Kilmann conflict mode instrument
  • Identify and manage dysfunctional, counter-productive team behaviour

Creativity for Team Problem Solving and Learning

  • Deploy methods to overcome mental blocks
  • Obtain the benefits of brainstorming
  • Make use of a range of creative and decision-making tools


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Date & Location

Date : 17 February 2019

Duration : 5 days

Place : Dubai

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Date : 10 November 2019

Duration : 5 days

Place : Kuala Lumpur

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